Rumors have suggested that PlayStation has been planning an acquisition of From Software for the past few weeks, and PlayStation has finally issued a statement on that.
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Shawne Benson, the Director, Global Head of Third Party Portfolio at PlayStation, posted a tweet a few days ago that sparked new speculation about the From Software acquisition. She posted a picture with a figure of Malenia, a boss of Elden ring, who states that it’s her new workhorse. This led many people to believe that it might hint at a From Software acquisition, considering it was pretty odd for a third-party game to get so much attention from PlayStation. However, this does not appear to be the case.
PlayStation Head Issues Statement on Software Acquisition Rumors
In her subsequent tweets shawne clarifies that the tweet was nothing but her love for the game. The only reason for posting the picture was because it was her first day in the office and she saw this figure next to her colleague’s desk. She reiterates that she is only responsible for the acquisition of content by third parties and not studios. The studio acquisition part is handled by a completely different team.
This would have left PlayStation fans quite disappointed as many thought the post pretty much gave away the From Software acquisition. That being said, there are a few more things to consider. First, Shawne dismissing the speculation doesn’t really mean that Sony can’t acquire From Software, as it’s still very possible as it’s another team’s responsibility. What’s more, an announcement this big is never leaked this way, especially by a PlayStation employee itself. Even if PlayStation is about to acquire From Software, the post doesn’t make much of a difference as in all likelihood it’s fairly independent.
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